Still reeling from the unexpected sale of the land she and her horses live on, horse rescuer Kelsey Blaine is frantic when she comes home to find her possessions already boxed up and her house being bulldozed without any notice. Normally calm and kind, Kelsey becomes furious and impulsively cuts a privacy fence to confront the culprit–her mysterious neighbor, Joe.
Joe Kilcoyne is in a desperate place. He guards his secrets and hides from the world for a reason. He's the hottest topic of speculation around Whiskey River, but no one has ever dared to get close to him. That is, until fiery Kelsey comes barging straight into his life.
The last thing Joe needs is for Kelsey to breach his defenses and make him confront his past. But when her sunny, open, and determined personality collide with a haunted man with no idea how to reconnect with the world, the sparks that ignite shock them both.
The characters were fantastic and the story was interesting and beautiful. What a ride!
Pulled me into the story
I wasn’t sure about this at the beginning, but it quickly pulled me into the story and I practically read it in one sitting. Good characters and strong plot with a believable story line that makes you cry for the boy and hopeful for the man. Glad I read this and I will likely continue the series. I do have a bone to pick with the initial jump into the story and the unnecessary angst for Kelsey’s character. I really think there had to be a better way to set up the initial meeting.
The characters that populate this novel seem so real and authentic, you just want the story to keep going!